PE Studies 8 - Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Course code EDUC4015
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

In this course students will examine how physical activity and sport, and through them HPE, are products of particular historical, social and cultural conditions. Through identifying and discussing key sociocultural issues relating to the body, physical activity and sport, students will recognise different viewpoints and their impact on contemporary practices. Students will critically analyse approaches to issues such as: the social meanings of sport in Australia; health and the body; gender, sexuality and physical activity; the media and sport; ethnicity and race; youth cultures; and sport and politics; with a view to incorporating a sociocultural perspective within health and physical education teaching practices.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Be able to discuss how physical activity, sport and physical education are products of particular historical, social and cultural conditions

2. Be able to identify and critically evaluate different perspectives on issues relating to physical activity, sport and physical education;

3. Have developed their own values and philosophies regarding sport, physical activity, and HPE;

4. Have used inquiry-related skills and critical thinking to develop an argument in relation to sport issues, beliefs and values; and

5. Have engaged with the arguments and evidence in academic writing and research written from a sociological perspective.

Content

This course will include the following content:

  • a sociocultural perspective of sport, physical activity and HPE
  • the social meanings of sport and physical activity in Australian and other societies
  • young people and physical activity;
  • gender, sexuality and physical activity;
  • media, sport and physical activity
  • ethnicity, race and sport
  • politics and sport
  • social meanings of the body in relation to health and physical activity

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Review and reflection

Essay: Essay

Presentation: Presentations: Group

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term